In July 2020, Bridger Walker, who was just 6 years old at the time, saved his little sister from a dog attack outside their Cheyenne, Wyoming, home. He was mauled by the dog and underwent surgery that required more than 90 stitches. At the time, Bridger’s family mentioned that he’s an Avengers fan, prompting actors from the franchise, including Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, to praise his bravery. Holland offered to bring him on the “Spider-Man” set.
When we first arrived on set, I was a little apprehensive that once the “curtain was pulled back” that the magic of the movies would be lost for the kids. The opposite was true! Tom, Zendaya, Harry,@lifeisaloha,@tonyrevolori, and the entire cast/crew made our kids feel like stars. ✨ They don’t just act the part of friendly neighborhood heroes - that’s what they truly are.
The look on the kids’ faces was priceless when we rounded the blue-screen to see Tom, in full costume, high above the set on a light post. It was emotional to see him waive at the kids like he was the one that was supposed to be excited - not the other way around.
A short time later, Tom and Zendaya came over. I will never forget the grace and kindness they showed our children. Zendaya immediately approached my teenage daughter and told her how much she loved her nails. 💗💅 I don’t know if she will ever know how much that simple act means to me - to see my sweet daughter light up with self-confidence and joy.
Harry Holland was our personal guide throughout the day - and all I can say is his parents (@dommohollandand@nikkihollandphotography) must be so proud. Such a gentleman and genuinely good person. I cannot imagine there are more humble and gracious young men in all of Hollywood than the Holland boys.
We have loved seeing the reviews for@spidermanmovie. While there are so many reasons it will go down as one of the best ever - I personally think it is because the cast and crew are good, kind, and passionate people. Individuals who heard about a little boy’s injury, who wanted to make it right. People who were willing to stop a very busy day of shooting to make my little boy smile, and give him a chance to “web-swing” with his hero.
Thank you again to everyone who played some role in Bridger’s special day “hanging” with Spider-Man. 🕷🕸"